How does Michigan stack up?

How does Michigan stack up?

The Stack Overflow Developer Survey is “the largest and most comprehensive survey of software developers (and anyone else who codes!) on Earth.” In 2019, the survey received almost 90k responses from around the world.  What Kind of Analysis is Available? ...
Big Data, Little Surveys

Big Data, Little Surveys

Amidst our recent flurry of social media activity, you may have missed a few mini surveys that the BDI research team shared via Twitter. Thanks to those of you who responded to those! We learned a few things from the results. The first mini survey tweet asked “What is...
Big Data Ignite to Host FOIAFest This Year

Big Data Ignite to Host FOIAFest This Year

In the spring of 2018, during an Issues in Journalism class he was teaching, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein mentioned a freedom of information festival a dear friend and colleague had started in Chicago several years ago.  “Oh, we’re doing that here,” exclaimed Allison...
Pulitzer Prize Winner to Present at BDI 2019

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Present at BDI 2019

The 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, raised many questions about police shootings, questions that could not be answered at the time because no one was collecting and analyzing complete data on police shootings.  The Washington Post assembled a...